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Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizers

Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizers

Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizer

This delicious recipe for Polish sausage appetizers are a party favorite. With football season approaching these are a must-have for family gatherings! This original recipe was found on food.com

Ingredients for this Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizers:

1 lb kielbasa
1 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1⁄4 teaspoon ginger powder

Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizers

This delicious recipe for Polish sausage appetizers are a party favorite. With football season approaching these are a must-have for family gatherings! This original recipe was found on food.com

Directions for Polish Sausage Appetizers:

In a medium sauce pan, combine all ingredients except kielbasa. Mix well, and cook over low heat until well balanced (clear and smooth).
Cut kielbasa into bite size pieces.
Add kielbasa and heat thoroughly.
Make sure heat is low, and cook for at least an hour until the sauce cooks down. The longer it cooks, the better.

Sweet and Delicious Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

Sweet and Delicious Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

This Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe creates a delicious homemade Polish cake with cherries for the whole family. The original recipe was found on allrecipes.com.

This Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe creates a delicious homemade Polish cake with cherries for the whole family.

Ingredients for this Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe:

Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

This Wonderful Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe was originally found on allrecipes.com

Directions for this Sweet and Delicious Polish Cherry Cake Recipe:

Prep: 15 m  Cook:  50 m  Ready In: 1 h 5 m

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, whisk 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, and baking soda together until evenly combined.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the pitted cherries in the butter until they are tender, sprinkling them with 1 tablespoon of sugar, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in 1/2 cup olive oil, eggs, and yogurt; use your fingers to lightly stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture to make a soft dough. Scrape the batter into a 9×12-inch baking dish. Drizzle the batter with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and top with the cherries.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake is set and golden on top, about 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean.
Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

This Wonderful Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe was originally found on allrecipes.com

Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe

Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe

Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe

This wonderful recipe was originally found on allrecipes.com

This is a spectacular and great tasting cake – needs no frosting as outside forms a slightly crunchy sweet layer! Would be a colorful, great holiday cake!

Ingredients for Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe:

Directions on how to Make a Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe:

  1. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla flavoring. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Then stir in the evaporated milk. Combine the salt and 2 1/3 cups of flour, stir into the wet mixture. Toss the remaining flour in with the walnuts, add to the batter and mix well. Finally, fold in the cherries. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  2. Place cake into a cold oven, then heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Bake for 2 1/2 hours. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan before inverting onto a plate to cool completely.

Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe that can be Served as a Main Course or Paired with Grilled Cheese

Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe that can be Served as a Main Course or Paired with Grilled Cheese

Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

This delicious Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe was originally found on food.com

 

Ingredients for Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe:

8 yukon gold potatoes
6 cups water
salt
pepper
1 cup half-and-half
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1⁄2 cup bacon (crumbled) (optional)

Directions for Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe:

Boil peeled, cubed potatoes in water until soft.
Add salt and pepper.
Turn heat down to medium.
Cut up cream cheese into small pieces and add to potatoes.
Add half and half.
Continue cooking on med.-lo to medium heat until cream cheese is melted and blended.
Before serving add shredded cheese and bacon crumbles.

Wonderful Recipe for Polish Doughnuts (Paczki)

Wonderful Recipe for Polish Doughnuts (Paczki)

Polish Doughnuts - Paczki

There are many recipes for Paczki. Some call for 10-20 egg yolks, grated orange or lemon rind, cream, rum or vodka. This is a simplified version flavored with mace. This original recipe was found on food.com

There are many recipes for Paczki. Some call for 10-20 egg yolks, grated orange or lemon rind, cream, rum or vodka. This is a simplified version flavored with mace. My Polish grandmother made her own plum jam from the trees in her yard but you can use your favorite. Posted by request. Prep time is estimated and includes rising time.

Ingredients for Polish Doughnuts – Paczki:

Directions for Polish Doughnuts:

  1. Scald milk and allow to cool to lukewarm, add yeast and stir.
  2. Beat sugar and butter until fluffy, add eggs, salt, vanilla and mace.
  3. Add flour and yeast-milk gradually, beating well.
  4. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
  5. Punch down and let rise again.
  6. Roll out dough, on a floured surface, 3/4 inch thick.
  7. Cut out 1 1/2 inch circles.
  8. Top half of the circles with 1 tsp jam, cover with the remaining circles and seal edges.
  9. Heat oil mixed with 1 tbls water to 375°F.
  10. Fry, turning once, to a medium golden brown.
  11. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar.

Come Eat Some Bar-B-Q, Drink Some Wine, and see Polmedia at the Blue Lotus Winery!

Amateur Wine/Mead and Bar-B-Q Festival at Blue Lotus Winery in Seguin, Texas

The Amateur Wine/Mead and Bar-B-Q Festival will be held tomorrow, June 13th, at the Blue Lotus Winery in Seguin, Texas this Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  This event is for the whole family and will feature live music, wine/mead lectures, door prizes, the best of Texas backyard Bar-B-Q, and local vendors.  Please come enjoy some wine and mead, fill up on delicious Bar-B-Q, enjoy some live music, and stop by Polmedia Polish Pottery’s booth.  We will have over 500 items to choose from!

Wine and Mead made at Blue Lotus Winery

Wine and Mead made at Blue Lotus Winery

Schedule of Events for June 13, 2015

10:00am – Gates Open to Public

Over 25 Vendors Open for Shopping

11:00am – Wine Available / BBQ Chicken Judging

11:30am – Wine Lecture – “Oaking”

12:00pm-3:00pm “Bennett & Hines” Band

Viper Car Show

12:30pm – BBQ Rib Judging

1:30pm – BBQ Fijita Judging

2:30pm – Dessert, Beans, Sauce Judging

3:00pm – BBQ Brisket Judging

3:30pm-5:30pm – “Hot Tub Cuzzins” Band

4:30pm – Award Ceremony

6:00pm – Close to Public

Those participating in the Vendor Bingo will receive Door Prizes throughout the day. Must be present to win.

Bar-B-Q Contest at Blue Lotus Winery

Texas Bar-B-Q

 

How to Get to Tasty Bar-B-Q, Wine, and Mead

Blue Lotus winery is located at FM 20, Seguin, TX 78155

Map to Blue Lotus Winery, where you can find delicious Bar-b-q, wine/mead, and pottery

Map to Blue Lotus Winery where you can find delicious Bar-b-q, wine/mead, and pottery!

I Recently Learned that Everyone Outside of Texas has Been Deprived of the Most Delicious Invention Ever!

If you are outside of Texas, I apologize.

I recently discovered that most people who do not live in Texas (or Central Europe) have never had the experience of tasting a kolache.  Let me start by explaining what a kolache is, it is essentially heaven wrapped in dough then baked to perfection.  Growing up in Texas, I have always taken Kolaches for granted, assuming that everyone had these available as a breakfast item.  For those of you who have not had the pleasure, I apologize, but here are two Kolache recipes, the 1st is a Texas Kolache recipe and the 2nd is a European Kolache.

This recipe can be found on food.com

These delicious kolaches are a Texas favorite.

To make a traditional Texas Kolache:

(This recipe can be found on food.com)

Ingredients:

This will yield 2 1/2 dozen kolaches

For the sponge:

  • 14cup water (warm- about 115 degrees)
  • 12cup sugar
  • 4 12teaspoons yeast
  • 1cup milk (warm- about 115 degrees)
  • 1 34cups flour

After the initial 1 hour:

  • 12cup Crisco (melted and cooled a bit)
  • 14cup warm milk
  • 1 12teaspoons salt
  • 2egg yolks
  • 2 14cups flour

Filling:

  • 30Little Smokies sausages
  • 30slices American cheese(sliced approximately the same size as the sausage.)
  • 2 12dozen canned jalapeno slices (optional)

Egg wash:

Directions:

    1. Beat together warm water, sugar, yeast, 1 cup warm milk and 1 3/4 cups flour thoroughly and let stand for 1 hour.
    2. (I usually make the sponge in a large metal bowl, and let it sit in a barely warm oven for the hour. I preheat my oven to 170, then open the door of it to let some of the heat escape for about 3 to 5 minutes. BE SURE TO TURN YOUR OVEN OFF! I cover the bowl with a clean flour sack towel and pop it in.).
    3. Add Crisco, 1/4 cup warm milk, salt, egg yolks and 2 1/4 cups flour. Beat well and let rise until double in bulk.
    4. ( when I put the sponge in the barely warmed oven, I microwave the Crisco. It’s really hot, so I let it stand out while the sponge is percolating. If you put the Crisco in when it is too hot, it will kill the yeast. The results are not pretty, lol. I usually use butter flavored Crisco.).
    5. Then work down (stir it with a wooden spoon. It releases all the “air” trapped in it. The dough will be very soft, and a little sticky.).
    6. Make the parts for each sausage roll. Cover the sausage and cheese with the dough you have patted out.( I use a silpat, and pat each golf ball size blob down to a rectangle about 3 inches by 5 inches and about 1/4 of an inch thick.) Make sure to seal the cheese and sausage up well, and place the seam side down on the sheet pan.
    7. (It’s hard to put an exact measurement on this because some like to use the big sausages, and others the little smokies. I usually use about a golf ball size for the sausages that are about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter. Any more, and I have way too much breading around the sausage. This dough really grows after the 2nd rise.).
    8. Beat the egg and water together to make an egg wash. Brush the egg wash over the tops of the kolaches. (This makes them a beautiful golden brown. I usually reserve the 2 egg whites that I separate from the yolks for the dough and it has worked like a charm for me.).
    9. Let rise 15 minutes. (I’ve found that 15 minutes is plenty, because the kolaches continue to puff up in the oven. I’ve left them overnight, and it caused the bread to be too spongy, and they went stale very quickly.).
    10. Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

 

Though this is a recipe for Sausage, Cheese, and Jalapeno Kolaches, you can put almost ANYTHING in your kolaches, we certainly do in Texas!  Here are some ideas:

Spinach and Feta Kolache

Spinach and Feta Kolache

Ham and Egg Kolache

Ham and Egg Kolache

Central European Jam Kolaches:                           

Central European Jam Kolache

Central European Jam Kolache (this recipe can be found on allrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam

  • 1/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar

Directions:

  1. Beat butter and cream cheese in mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour gradually, beating well after each addition.
  2. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 2-inch circles. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon jam into center of each circle. Fold opposite edges together, slightly overlapping edges.
  3. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
Jam Kolaches Recipe

This recipe for jam kolaches can be found on allrecipes.com